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photo - Stanislaus River in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California Video: The Path to Healthy Headwater Forests The worst wildfire year in California history prompted new efforts to manage Sierra forests to improve their resilience to fire and drought. A panel of experts discussed ways to increase the pace and scale of management to restore forest health. Read More
photo - Sequoia National Park Mountain Landscape in Autumn Accounting for a Decade of Headwater Forest Management As California accelerates management of headwater forests to reduce wildfire risk, understanding past efforts is useful. Yet data on such work is lacking. PPIC did a basic accounting of the past decade of forest management, which has lessons for going forward. Read More
Photo - Stream of Gold, Sunset Landscape In California A Wish List for Water Collaboration with the Biden‒Harris Administration Cooperation between California and the federal government was at a low ebb over the past four years. A diverse group of experts discusses top water priorities for collaboration between the state and the new administration. Read More
photo - Mechanical Thinning Equipment and Log Paying for Forest Health Projects State and federal leaders have agreed to vastly expand vegetation management in California’s forests to reduce wildfire risk. Is it enough to keep pace? Read More
photo - Helicopter Dumping Water on Forest Fire How California’s Wildfires Are Changing This year’s fire season has already set records in number of acres burned, with months left to go. We asked fire scientist Crystal Kolden of UC Merced how California’s “firescape” is changing, and what can be done about it. Read More
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